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1[mass noun] The competence or skill expected of a professional.‘the key to quality and efficiency is professionalism’
expertise, skilfulness, expertness, adeptness, adroitness, deftness, dexterity, ability, prowess, mastery, competence, competency, capability, efficiency, aptitude, artistry, art, finesse, flair, virtuosity, experience, professionalism, talent, cleverness, smartness, ingenuity, versatility, knack, readiness, handinessView synonyms
- ‘I think to question the professionalism of any player is a big thing.’
- ‘The look of your sign and posters reflects the professionalism of your business.’
- ‘The program surprised with the quality of its stories and the professionalism of the production.’
- ‘In all those times I have never had reason to complain about the professionalism and attitude of the staff.’
- ‘This is definitely a production worth seeing, not least due to the professionalism with which it is executed.’
- ‘Keeping their patience is also part of the professionalism of police officers.’
- ‘I wanted to rant about the professionalism of its players and their evident love for the game.’
- ‘His personality, his professionalism and attitude gave Swedish players a good reputation here.’
- ‘I pay unreserved tribute to the professionalism and dedication of our brave servicemen and women.’
- ‘It did so through innovative management and the professionalism of staff.’
- ‘I was very impressed with the programmes that it ran, and with the professionalism of those involved.’
- ‘He says plenty of people want to run down the professionalism and achievements of English teachers and pupils.’
2The practising of an activity, especially a sport, by professional rather than amateur players.‘the trend towards professionalism’
skill, practical knowledge, practiceView synonyms
- ‘In these heady days of professionalism, enjoying your sport and respecting your opposition are all too rare.’
- ‘And closer to home again, indeed, at home, the era of professionalism in sport is upon us.’
- ‘Where professionalism is all about opportunities for some players, for others it's all about problems.’
- ‘Once professionalism started and the top players left the club the numbers participating and watching dropped.’
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